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Alumni Weekend 2009 -- The Regulatory Debate: Whether, What, and How?

The Yale Law School community of alumni, faculty, students, and friends will gather to reconnect with old friends and make new ones at Alumni Weekend 2009, scheduled for October 16-18 in New Haven. All alums, whether celebrating a reunion this year or not, are invited to take part in what promises to be a fun-filled and thought-provoking three days. The theme of the weekend is “The Regulatory Debate: Whether, What, and How?”

A terrific lineup of mostly alumni and faculty panelists will examine various facets of the regulatory debate—courts and regulation, the regulatory process, and regulation in health care, the economy, and the environment. On the lighter side, an interactive game Friday evening will allow participants to play the role of administrative judge. The always-entertaining Pam Karlan ’84, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School, will be the host for this event.

Other highlights of the weekend include an All Alumni Dinner on Friday night; a memorial tribute to Professor Thomas I. Emerson ’31, who taught law at Yale for three decades and whose career involved him in many of the great societal and political issues of the 20th century; and presentation of the Yale Law School Award of Merit. A student-alumni breakfast on Saturday morning will give alumni the opportunity to be matched with current students to chat about common areas of interest. On Saturday afternoon, attendees may participate in a Q&A session with the new dean of Yale Law School, Robert C. Post ’77.

Detailed information about the weekend’s activities, along with registration and lodging information and a complete schedule of events, is available on the Alumni Weekend website.

If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 203-432-1690 or email